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Table 2 Anthropometric and biochemical parameters in control group, LCBMP and LCWMP

From: Homocysteine, folate, hs-C-reactive protein, tumor necrosis factor alpha and inflammatory proteins: are these biomarkers related to nutritional status and cardiovascular risk in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus?

Variables Control group
(n = 38)
LCBMP
(n = 17)
LCWMP
(n = 2)
BMI (kg/m2) 20.83 (15.96–31.24)A* 24.97 (20.35–40.0) A* 21.51 (18.45–24.58)
WC (cm) 72.34 ± 7.97 A* 80.21 ± 9.08 A* 75 ± 8.48
Homocysteine (mmol/L) ¥ 7.27 ± 1.82 A,B 8.59 ± 2.38 A 8.85 ± 3.04 B
Folate (ng/L)§ 13.94 (10.4–26.2) B* 12.37 (5.8–19.25) 10.3 (9.4–11.2) B*
Cholesterol (mg/dL)§ 152.28 ± 31.90 157.23 ± 42.34 190.5 ± 47.37
HDL (mg/dL)§ 44.26 (25.0–99.0) 37.93 (27.0–61.0) 35.0 (32.0–38.0)
LDL(mg/dL)§ 88.93 ± 27.23 95.53 ± 27.49 108.5 ± 14.84
Triglycerides (mg/dL)§ 88.65 (25.0–226.0) A*, B 142.82 (31.0–725.0)A* 234.0 (105.0–363.0)B
TNF-α (pg/mL)§ 7.08 ± 2.41A, B* 8.22 ± 2.14A,C 12.32 ± 3.71B*,C
hs-CRP (mg/L)§ 0.86 (0.30–4.60) A*, B* 2.97 (0.30–7.80) A*,C* 16.65 (16.30–17) B*,C*
  1. Equal letter means p < 0.05; post hoc Bonferroni *p < 0.005
  2. The difference between groups was calculated by ANCOVA adjusted by: age; age, BMI and cyanocobalamin intake¥; age and BMI§
  3. A = ANCOVA between control group and LCBMP
  4. B = ANCOVA between control group and LCWMP
  5. C = ANCOVA between LCBMP and LCWMP